Our kitchen has a lot of cabinets but I’m one of those people who could always use more. I could have a kitchen the size of a gymnasium and I’d still need more space. The Texas kitchen was small but it had six deep, extra wide drawers and I loved those drawers and miss them. I also had a skinny little cabinet for cookie sheets and cutting boards and I don’t have that here. There’s probably no way to get everything . . especially when buying a house but we’ve built several houses and no matter how much planning/consulting I did, there were always things I wished I had done differently.
This is a little rack I got years ago – maybe from Hobby Lobby but I can’t remember. In Texas, I had it hanging in my kitchen but there is absolutely zero wall space in my kitchen here. I kept thinking of where I could hang it and finally decided to hang it in the hallway area that goes to the laundry room, which is right off the kitchen.
The top shelf has various baking chips – semi-sweet, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, etc. The middle shelf has nuts – walnuts, sliced almonds, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.
The bottom shelf has dried fruit – cherries, cranberries, blueberries – I use a lot of these in the English Muffins.
I wouldn’t mind having more of these little units for things I don’t use often but like to keep. I could put all the little packets (Ranch Dressing, Au Jus Gravy, etc.) in one. I could put paper muffin tin liners in one.
It’s so great for little things that get in the way in a full size cabinet